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Helping Out for March 23, 2014


Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank seeks many volunteers to help keep things in the food bank’s warehouse running smoothly. Call Sarah Bourcy at (218) 727-5653, ext. 110, or email for information.

  • Sanitize and Keep it Safe: Assist staff with stringent sanitation requirements. Sweep, dust, mop or sanitize the ware-house and clean room. This is a wonderful opportunity for small to large groups. Must be able to stand, lift, bend and follow warehouse safety procedures. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 
  • Repack, sort and label food: Help sort and repack dry foods or perishables, or re-labeling cans. Must be able to stand, lift, bend and follow warehouse safety procedures and food sanitation practices. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Hair nets, gloves and other food safe supplies will be provided when required.
  • Pack commodity food: Help prepare some of the more than 950 boxes of commodity food that is distributed to in-need mothers, children and seniors throughout the region as part of the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors and Mother and Children programs. Must be able to stand, lift, bend and follow warehouse safety procedures. Evening hours are available.


The Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors in the Duluth/Superior/Cloquet areas at public and parochial schools. Foster Grandparents do a variety of activities with children from helping with homework, teaching to read, one-on-one tutoring, and guiding children at critical times in their lives. Volunteers who serve also assist with literacy and math skills, social and emotional skills, and act as mentors.

Foster Grandparent Program volunteers are men and women who must be 55 years or older and volunteer between 15 to 40 hours per week. They receive a small, tax-free stipend, transportation assistance, training, vacation and sick leave, recognition, social activities, and the satisfaction of knowing that they’ve made a difference in the life of a child.

To volunteer or for more information call (715) 394-5384 or (888) 338-6492, or email


CASDA seeks volunteers to help provide supportive services to people hurt by domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Volunteer opportunities include child care, front office support, client transportation (mileage paid) and on-call hospital advocacy. Call Jill, volunteer coordinator, at (715) 392-3136 or email for more information or to make an appointment. Prospective volunteers can also apply between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 318 21st Ave. E., Superior.


Viewcrest Health Center seeks volunteers to run the on-site gift shop. Volunteers must be friendly and comfortable with handling money. Volunteers are needed to fill any two-hour time slots throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact Denise at (218) 279-4210 for additional information.

If your organization needs volunteers for a cause, you can make a request to readers. Send it to Helping Out, Duluth News Tribune, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802, email or fax 720-4120.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Lake Superior School District board of education and high school sports in Lake County. 

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